Buddhism is both a religion and philosophy originating in India by Buddha and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of SE Asia, and the U.S. It holds that life is full of suffering caused by a desire for external objects that you may never attain. It is in this inability to have what you want that human suffering makes itself known.
Acceptance is a task often overlooked when you face a dilemma. Let’s take a simple example. “Do I want the apple or the orange?”
You look at each one, smell them, & imagine their taste. Each of these test are appropriate, but deciding is still difficult. Why, because before you can choose, you first have to accept your hunger.
This is true regardless of how significant the issue before you i
The more common definition of mindfulness is the process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. This rather generic approach leaves out more than it offers. Foremost among the questions left unanswered is WHY! Why would anyone living in a world full of immediatesatisfaction not be preparing themselves for their next experience.The answer is dependent on your deeper view of your world.
It was in the mid-1970’s that the wok of Jon Kabat-Zinn began to take hold in the field of neuropsychological research of mindfulness. While creating a broader audience for its practice Dr. Kabit-Zinn’s approach sharply veered away from the traditional Eastern reason for practicing mindfulness: Providing freedom from human suffering.
An often discarded part of Buddhism is
the issue of human suffering. In its
Eastern form, mindfulness was introduced
as a way of addressing human suffering
with out giving in to it. Using Mindfulness,
Buddhism teaches how to alter your
reaction to it. Human suffering be it
disappointment, loss, aches,
significant pain, depression,
Anger and more does not own
You. Mindfulness empowers you
to move past how human suffering can control your life.